- Oral reports. Usually something just school-age children and youth have to do but...
- Presentations. Ah, now we're with the adults who must impress a boss or client.
- Job interviews. Nice clothes (costume); best smile (stage presence); exuding confidence (acting).
- Reading out loud. Children do it at school; adults read a book to their children or a quote to their colleagues.
- Memorizing & Rehearsing. For that presentation or oral report; the joke you'll tell your friends; the question you want to pop.
- Speaking Loudly. If you need to be heard over the whirring, roaring thingamabob, you'll speak up. In theater, it's called projection.
- Greeting people. You have to put yourself out there, just like actors do every time they get on stage.
- Business networking. Marketing your business puts you in the spotlight.
- Improvising. Stage actors may blow a line and have to improvise; in everyday life, one might have to "wing it."
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The 9 Everyday Ways People Use Theater Skills
Theater. So unessential. So superfluous in the general scheme of things. Right? Actually, I believe the opposite--theater skills are essential, necessary in day-to-day life. Here are 9 ways theater skills are used on a regular basis: